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API Case Files is the official podcast of Aerial Phenomena Investigations. The API team is out to drain the UFO swamp, bringing a real scientific and skeptical approach to the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. We don't have all the answers, so we investigate.

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API Case Files is the official podcast of Aerial Phenomena Investigations. The API team is out to drain the UFO swamp, bringing a real scientific and skeptical approach to the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. We don't have all the answers, so we investigate.

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By KyndelD - Nov 30 2017
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I found this podcast on a Google search for new shows to listen to. I find the whole thing fascinating! I was a listener for about a year when I heard they were looking for more investigators to join up. So I applied and now I get to fully participate in the case files!

Beyond UFO entertainment to real information

By Paul Carr - Feb 04 2014
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I like this podcast, and not just because I am on Episode 1. It's not the usual gullible woo-woo approach to UFOs. They take the subject seriously, and are not out to entertain, but inform and engage. Science and evidence count a lot more than stories and spookiness. Ethical investigation requires lots of work and attention to detail, so they drill down. We know that most UFOs are misperceptions or hoaxes, but no one knows what all UFOs are, and the only way to find out is do the work. I only expect this podcast to get better.

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
2
0
0
0

Love it!

By KyndelD - Nov 30 2017
Read more
I found this podcast on a Google search for new shows to listen to. I find the whole thing fascinating! I was a listener for about a year when I heard they were looking for more investigators to join up. So I applied and now I get to fully participate in the case files!

Beyond UFO entertainment to real information

By Paul Carr - Feb 04 2014
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I like this podcast, and not just because I am on Episode 1. It's not the usual gullible woo-woo approach to UFOs. They take the subject seriously, and are not out to entertain, but inform and engage. Science and evidence count a lot more than stories and spookiness. Ethical investigation requires lots of work and attention to detail, so they drill down. We know that most UFOs are misperceptions or hoaxes, but no one knows what all UFOs are, and the only way to find out is do the work. I only expect this podcast to get better.

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Rank #1: API Case Files Episode 9 - The Oregon case was not swamp gas.

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Released: 9 April 2016

Duration: 59 minutes, 16 seconds

Marsha Barnhart on a recent Oregon case, the Swamp Gas Conference, Ted Roe, and Antonio Paris.

For more information on API Case Files, please see http://apicasefiles.com

Producer and Host: Marsha Barnhart

Postproduction: Paul Carr and Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

Apr 10 2016

59mins

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Rank #2: Episode 11 - Michigan Cases and UFODATA

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Released: 3 August 2017

Duration: 61 minutes, 16 seconds

In this episode of Case Files, host Marsha Barnhart examines two Michigan UFO cases; she provides an excerpt of a recent interview with Dr. Mark Rodeghier on his role in the UFODATA Project.

API’s Deputy director, Paul Carr, presents another in his series Unidentified Science where he details some of the on-going efforts in the scientific search for intelligent life in the cosmos; Marsha outlines various self-training methods on calculating altitude, distance and speed of aerial objects by using basic apps and a simple Google search.

 

Links:

UFOData Project

Dr. Mark Rodeghier

 

Flying Below Radar

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/2952/can-someone-actually-fly-under-the-radar

http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Terrain-following_radar

http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Nap-of-the-earth

 

Boyajian's Star and other astronomical anomalies:

Where's the Flux?

Tabby's Star for the Perplexed

The Reddit KIC 8462852 Wiki

Jason Wright: Przybylski’s Star I: What’s that?

Interview with Beatrix Villarroel

Credits:

Producer and host: Marsha Barnhart

Postproduction: Paul Carr

Music

Alien Chronicler “They’re Here”: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler

Artofescapism “Made of Metal”: http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=Artofescapism

Soft and Furious “CLIMAX”: http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=Soft+and+Furious

All India Radio “Persist”: https://allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/track/persist

API Case Files is Distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike license.

Aug 04 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #3: Episode 12 - Cylinders, Satellites and Stars, Oh My!

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Released 10 December 2017 

  • Kiwi UFO—A blazing cylinder over New Zealand.
  • Blank Spots on the Map “outs” spy satellites whose operations may trigger UFO reports.
  • API introduces a new team member, chats about some interesting cases, and discusses explanations for common misidentifications.

In Episode 12 of Case Files…API Director Paul Carr, Chief of Investigations Marsha Barnhart, and new Lead Investigator Savannah Dollison join in a Team Round Table discussion about some of their more recent cases.

Marsha spotlighted her investigation of an unidentified case that was set in New Zealand. She also discussed a book, Blank Spots on the Map, by Trevor Paglen—a book that contains a chapter identifying characteristics of Spy Satellites which researchers might find useful when investigating reports of anomalous lights in the night sky.

Links:

Blank Spots on the Map

Trevor Paglen

Article on Trevor Paglen

Sky Map

http://www.sky-map.org/

LiveATC.net

https://www.liveatc.net/

US Government FOIA Requests

US FAA

API Website

Report A UFO

Credits:

Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart

Post Production:  Paul Carr

Episode 12 Music

DrastikMeazures:  https://soundcloud.com/draztikmeazures

BoxCat Games:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Box%20Cat%20Games

Alien Chronicler:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler

D J Spooky

Dec 08 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #4: Conversation 10 - Chris Cogswell

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Released: 18 April 2018

Duration: 66 minutes, 2 seconds

Paul Carr is  joined by Chris Cogswell, recently resigned director of research at MUFON, about how he and his team are carrying on with an enterprise of scientific research into the UFO phenomena.

 

Links:

The Mad Scientist Podcast

MUFON Director of Research Resigns

API Case Files

API Main Site

Report A UFO

 

Credits:

host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

API Case Files is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Apr 19 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #5: Conversation 4 - Norio Hayakawa

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Recorded: 19 January 2017

Released: 1 February 2017

Duration: 76 minutes, 14 seconds

Norio Hayakawa

Welcome to API Conversations. I'm Marsha Barnhart API's Chief of Investigations and your host for this Conversations episode. My guest today for this edition of API Conversations is Norio Hayakawa.

Norio is a resident of New Mexico and probably best known for his work investigating the anomalous activities in and around the Dulce New Mexico area. He is a blogger, an activist and, as such, the driving force behind a citizen oversight committee...the Civilian Intelligence Central.

Norio for a very long time has been looking into the strange world of what we colloquially term "UFO's" . His research and examinations in this area has taken him on quite a journey. In the beginning his belief centered on the ET Hypothosis. Now, after many years immersed in this field, he has come to see the phenomenon in a much more nebulous light.

Our conversation was wide-ranging and he took great pains to maintain a skeptical approach but still face head-on the scope of what he feels is more akin to the philosophy embodied in John Keel and Dr. Jacques Valee's work.

Keep an open mind as you listen to the thoughts and reasoning set forth by Norio Hayakawa. I think you'll find our Conversation quite engaging. By the way, our show notes include links to Norio's blog, and selected guest appearances on several recent nationally syndicated radio shows.

Here now is my interview with Norio Hayakawa conducted on January 19th, 2017...

(interview)

OUTRO:

That was Norio Hayakawa, blogger, researcher and activist. You can find out more about Norio in our shownotes links at apicasefiles.com. I'm Marsha Barnhart, your host for this Episode 4 of API Conversations, which is a spin-off off of API Case Files. This podcast is a production of Aerial Phenomenon Investigations. The spoken content of API Conversations is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 4.0 license. The theme music for API Conversations is by DJ Spooky and is licensed under Creative Commons.

Check-out our other API Conversations podcasts as well as API Case Files at www.apicasefiles.com

LINKS for Norio Hayakawa:

https://noriohayakawa.wordpress.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norio_Hayakawa https://plus.google.com/117219890215846367092/posts/GHPk3pjY8rC

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/hayakawa-norio/44314

http://www.dreamlandresort.com/team/norio.html

Jan 30 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: Conversation 14 - Justin Bamforth

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Recorded: 24 November 2018

Released: 3 December 2018

Duration: 70 minutes, 1 second

While researching his book, the Justin reached out to Marsha in an attempt to get detailed information on API case 12-001. The Witness in this case was the night manager at a hotel on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. On October 14, 2008, both he and the hotel night time security manager were outside talking when they saw a large Triangular UFO rise up from the Horseshoe Falls and silently glide over them.

The most unusual aspect of the case occurred in the early afternoon of May 10th 2009 when two men dressed in black came to the hotel looking for the Manager. Hotel Lobby Security cameras captured a short video snippet of these two men. This footage, made available during the original investigation, is perhaps the ONLY known case of genuine MIB captured on video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xwUUlQMkOE

Justin has written the most complete accounting of this case covering not only the original UFO sighting and the accounts supplied by the hotel employees who interacted with the men in black, but also in-depth information gathered directly from the Witness detailing a long series of unusual paranormal and anomalous experiences. And this fascinating story is but one in a book filled with unusual and provocative true, first-hand accounts of weirdness.

During this podcast, Marsha and the author discuss his book, The Spectrum, and examine a wide range of topics encompassing UFO’s, anomalies, and paranormal experiences. Justin works in Marketing and Design and lives in the Philadelphia area. He writes a blog and maintains a website, Normal Paranormal.

About Justin Bamforth:

https://gilbertspeaks.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/gilbert-speaks-an-interview-with-author-justin-bamforth-on-the-spectrum/

Book Info:

https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Glimpses-Paranormal-Encounters-Strange/dp/173265400X

http://normalparanormal.org/

Normal Paranormal: http://normalparanormal.org/author/normalparanormal/

 

Other Links:

API Website: http://aerial-phenomenon.org/ Report a UFO: http://reportaufo.org API Case Files/API Conversations: http://apicasefiles.com/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apicasefiles

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart

Postproduction: Paul Carr

Music:

DJ Spooky/Check Your Math: Quincas Moreira/Trapped

The spoken content of API Conversations is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 4.0 license, as is the music heard during this program.

Dec 03 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #7: Conversation 13 - Simone Mendez

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Recorded: 19 September 2018

Released: 22 September 2018

Duration:55 minutes 14 seconds

Paul Carr welcomes Simone Mendez, whose contact with what appeared to be an official document detailing detection of extraterrestrial spacecraft by the US Government when she was in the US Air Force caused her several months of grief and resulted in the loss of her Top Secret security clearance.  Here we give Ms. Mendez a chance to tell her story and set the record straight. Her story  turns out to have many unanswered questions.

Links:

The Greys have Been Framed, by Jack Brewer

Conversation 12 with Jack Brewer

Project Beta, by Greg Bishop

Nevada Test and Training Range

The Falcon and the Snowman

UFO Coverup Live (1988)

 

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: Josh Lippe and the Overtimers and DJ Spooky

Simone Mendez when in the Air Force

Sep 21 2018

55mins

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Rank #8: Conversation 2 - Mark O'Connell

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Recorded: 15 February 2016

Released: 15 February 2016

Duration:57 minutes, 58 seconds

Blogger, UFO Field Investigator, and J. Allen Hynek biographer Mark O'Connell in conversation with Paul Carr.

 

Links:

Mark's Blog - High Strangeness UFO

The Secret Life of J. Allen Hynek

  Credits:

Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

Feb 16 2016

57mins

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Rank #9: Conversation 5 - Frances Barwood

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Recorded: 11 April 2017

Released: 25 April 2017

Duration: 66 minutes

Marsha Barnhart in conversation with former Phoenix vice mayor Frances Barwood. The topic is the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident.

Formore information, please visit: https://aerial-phenomenon.org/conversation-5-frances-barwood/

Script for the intro and outro: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PHAzzxTysM90FDszKuLDeeEqOsD8hTEahLoViNs19-s/edit?usp=sharing

Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart

Music: DJ Spooky and Broke for Free

Postproduction: Paul Carr

API Case Files and API Conversations are distributed under the Creative Commons, Attribution/Share-Alike license.

Apr 26 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: Episode 14 - An English Orb and Who Are These People?

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Released: 20 January 2019

Duration: 65 minutes

A silent, truck-sized sphere zips past a startled Englishman; common tricks of the mind MAY explain weird creatures; API Training and Public Outreach videos await you at our website!

Two recently closed Case Files are discussed: Marsha Barnhart presents an investigation that included an interesting early morning encounter in Suffolk, England, and Savannah Dollison dissects a case that proved both elusive and illusionary. Plus, Paul Carr outlines the array of training videos and public outreach informational videos now available on our website.

Links: Case 18-023 Suffolk, England

Rendelsheim Forest UFO Incident

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendlesham_Forest_incident

EMP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse

 

Case 18-027 Pensacola, Florida

Pareidolia and Apophenia

http://59ways.blogspot.com/2012/01/apophenia-and-pareidolia_09.html

API's Information

API YouTube Videos

The Supplemental Questionnaire

Supplemental Questionnaire Training Video

API Website

Make a UFO Report

API Investigations Page

Credits:

Producer and host: Marsha Barnhart

Post production: Paul Carr

Episode 14 Music

Frequency Decree: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/

Bio Unit: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Bio_Unit/Content/Bio_Unit

Blue Sky Black Death: https://bandcamp.com/search?q=blue%20Sky%20black%20Death

Jahzzar: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/

BoxCat Games:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Box%20Cat%20Games

Alien Chronicler:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler

D J Spooky: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/DJ_Spooky/none_given_1098/14_-_DJ_Spooky_-_Check_Your_Math

API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Jan 20 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #11: Conversation 12 - Jack Brewer

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Recorded: 8 August 2018

Released: 8 August 2018

Duration: 57 minutes, 58 seconds

Host Paul Carr welcomes author and blogger Jack Brewer to talk about everything except alien abductions and Gene Steinberg. In particular, we talk about the recent developments in the UFO field and concerns about disinformation. We also briefly discuss MK-ULTRA and the possible murder of bioweapons expert Frank Olson.

Links

The UFO Trail blog

The Greys Have Been Framed

UFO Misinformation

Keith Basterfield's Blog

To the Stars Academy

The Original Tic Tac UFO Video

Strike Fight Commander Details Incredible UFO Event

Wormwood

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Credits

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Common Attribution Share-Alike license.

Aug 09 2018

57mins

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Rank #12: Conversation 11 - Kevin Knuth

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Recorded: 11 July 2018

Released: 12 July 2018

Duration: 51 minutes, 35 seconds

Host Paul Carr in conversation with Dr. Kevin Knuth, author of a recent article in The Conversation entitled "Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study." 

The conversation centers around strategies for lifting "the veil of ridicule" that surrounds UFO studies, and Kevin's own experience, and how he came to take the topic seriously himself.

Guest Bio

Kevin Knuth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Albany. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Entropy. He is a former NASA research scientist having worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division. He has 20 years of experience in applying Bayesian and maximum entropy methods to the design of machine learning algorithms for data analysis applied to the physical sciences. His current research interests include the foundations of physics, inference and inquiry, autonomous robotics, and the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to give over 80 presentations in 13 countries.

 

Links

Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study

The Knuth lab

Conversation 10 with Chris Cogswell

Robert Hastings - The UFO/Nukes Connection Press Conference

Report a UFO

API Case Files

Follow us on Twitter

API YouTube Channel

The UFO subreddit

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike license.

Jul 12 2018

51mins

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Rank #13: Conversation 15 - Kenny Biddle and Solving Mysteries

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Recorded: 13 January 2019

Released: 13 January 2019

Duration: 54 minutes, 49 seconds

Kenny Biddle has investigated hauntings, cryptids, and UFOs for years, and has solved many of these cases. He is persistent, patient, and creative, just like any good field investigator. We talked about some of the principles he applies to his work and he gives some examples, from ghosts to Elvis Presley. These principles apply broadly to solving any mystery. Our topics included EVP, photography, and serial experiencers.

 

Links:

Kenny Biddle's YouTube Channel

Kenny Biddle on Facebook

Report a UFO Sighting

Our subreddit

Our Facebook Group

Follow us on Twitter

Credits:

Host and Producer: Paul Carr

Music: DJ Spooky

API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-alike license.

Jan 14 2019

54mins

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Rank #14: Conversation 8 - Cheryl Costa, part 1

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Released: 24 March 2018

Duration: 62 minutes

Marsha Barnhart talks to Cheryl Costa, co-author of UFO Sightings Desk Reference. This is a one-of-a-kind reference book covering 15 years of UFO sightings within the United States. The information was gleaned from more than 120,000 raw reports made by citizens to either the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) or the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) between the years 2001 to 2015. The information is a statistical bonanza annotating the frequency, distribution and shapes of reported UFO’s, with accompanying graphs charts and charts, and broken down into states and state counties for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

But this body of work, as amazing as it is, showcases just a portion of Cheryl’s talents: she is a published playwright, a film maker, a blogger with an international following, a talk radio host, an ordained Buddhist Nun, a Disclosure Activist and a devotee of Mind and Consciousness study.

Cheryl is a native New Yorker. She is a US Military Veteran. Anyone who reads her blog, New York Skies, can easily reach her at her published email account. Part one of this interview with Cheryl Costa was recorded on February 28th, 2018.

Bio Info/Book Reviews:

1. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/science/ufo-sightings-book.html

2. http://ufocongress.com/cheryl-costa/

3. http://www.destinationamerica.com/thehauntist/qa-with-ufo-research-expert-cheryl-costa/

New York Skies Blog Site

 

Music:

DJ Spooky/Check Your math

Scott Holmes/ Colossal Stillness

API Website:

http://aerial-phenomenon.org/

API Case Files/API Conversations:

http://www.apicasefiles.com/

http://apicasefiles.libsyn.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/api-case-files/id783673990?mt=2

Mar 24 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Episode 10 - A Few Good Field Investigators

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Released: 5 January 2017

Runtime: 64 minutes, 9 seconds

Report a UFO to API

API Case Files is the official podcast of Aerial Phenomena Investigations.

For more details on this and other episodes, please see APICaseFiles.com

In this episode, Marsha Barnhart examines closely an Identified case in Colorado, and a Brooklyn case closed as Unidentified. Paul Carr covers his recently closed-as-Unidentified case in Manhattan, and Prof. Antonio Paris briefly outlines his most recent case still under investigation in Texas.

Antonio, Paul and Marsha discuss the attributes of what they're looking for in prospective investigators to join the API Team; that discussion began with the scientific and academic communities extreme reticence to engage in UAP and anamalous phenomena research.

Paul Carr presents the 8th installment in the series Unidentified Science, this time on Scientific Skywatching.

 

Links:

JPL Remote Takes Flight

Join the API Investigation Team

Report a UFO

Follow Us on Twitter

Credits:

Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart

Contributors: Paul Carr and Antonio Paris

Postproduction: Paul Carr & Auphonic.com

Hosting: Libsyn.com

Music Credits:

Broke for Free: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Broke%20for%20Free

Living Light/The Last Morning: https://soundcloud.com/suduaya/living-light-the-last-morning

The Gagarin Project: https://soundcloud.com/gagarinproject

Scott Holmes: https://soundcloud.com/scott-holmes

DJ Spooky: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=DJ%20Spooky

Totality Music: https://soundcloud.com/totality_music

Jan 06 2017

1hr 4mins

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